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AN/DAS-4: Sharper Eyes for the Reaper
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $90 million first-lot production contract for the next-generation Multi-Spectral Targeting System. As the latest variant of the MTS family of sensors, AN/DAS-4 incorporates greater fire control and Target Location Accuracy technology for precise coordinates.
Enhanced Missile Warning System to Protect U.S. Army Troops
- The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $39 million contract for more than 300 third-generation (Gen3) Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), a key...
Thales Develops a New Generation Laser Designation Pod for Rafale, Mirage...
The French defence procurement agency DGA has awarded Thales with a contract for the development of a New Generation Laser Designation Pod (PDL NG)....
Star Trackers Harden Ground Targeting Systems from GPS Spoofing
To deliver accurate data for precision weapon systems, the target acquisition process should rely on self positioning measurements of the highest accuracy. Global Positioning...
Enhanced Payload Supports Real-Time Targeting for Geo-Targeted Weapons
The Raytheon Company and General Atomics have integrated an advanced targeting capability into the U.S. Army's Common Sensor Payload (CSP) airborne intelligence, surveillance and...
Sky Sapience Delivers the First Pre-Production Hovermast to the IDF
Israel's Sky Sapience company has delivered today to the Israel Defense Forces' Land Forces Command the first pre-production example of the HoverMast 100 - an...
US Agency Details French RPA (UAS) Procurement Package
France has requested buying 16 U.S. General-Atomics (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), a sale that could top US$1.5 bn., The first two will be delivered this year with the remaining shipped in late 2015 or early 2016.
GA-ASI’s VideoSAR Turns Radar Images into Full-Motion Video
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), has successful developped, integrated and operationally tested a system enabling the transfer of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data...
Paris Air Show Photo Report – Unmanned Systems
All photos: Noam Eshel, defense-Update
ISDEF 2013: From Birds’ Eyeview to Point Blank
The ISDEF 2013 exhibition opened yesterday in Tel Aviv is the largest, most impressive defense expo taking place in Israel in recent years. Over...
Israel Extends SPICE Family of Air-Launched EO Guided Weapons
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has a proven capability to attack targets from standoff range. One such weapon is the Spice weapon guidance kit developed...
BEL, ElOp to Develop a Naval Derivative of Elbit Systems’ CoMPASS
Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd. from Israel and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) of India will jointly develop a navalized, stabilised, multi-sensor electro-optical observation system based on ElOp's 'Compact Multi Purpose Advance Stabilisation System' (CoMPASS).
Indian Selection of Future Targeting Pod in 2013
India has floated a tender for the delivery of more than 100 advanced targeting pods for its strike fighters, Two systems are under consideration – the French Damocles pod and the Israeli Litening.
OneShot Helps Snipers Reach Out to Maximum Range
Military snipers may only get one chance to hit their target. The One Shot program seeks to enable snipers to accurately hit targets with the first round, under crosswind conditions, day or night, at the maximum effective range of the weapon. A commercial system providing similar capabilities (tough not as advanced in down-range measurement as the DARPA system) was unveiled by TrackingPoint at the Shot Show 2013